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Do you think that the stigmatization of an illness can change over time?
I strongly believe that the stigmatization of an illness can change over time. One example is the idea of female hysteria. Traced back to Hippocrates (the “founder of medicine”), it was thought that a woman’s uterus would travel throughout her body, causing mood swings and unpredictable behavior (Traniello, n.d.). The medical prefix “hyster-” as in hysterectomy can be traced back to this theory, however it also means “of the womb” in Greek.